Katie Dubnik named to North Atlanta Business Post's "40 Under 40" list

By Forum Communications

Katie Mathis Dubnik, president and founder of Forum Communications, Inc., recently was recognized as part of the North Atlanta Business Post’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list. The NABP recognized honorees at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22 in Alpharetta, and featured profiles of the winners in its November edition.

Katie DubnikThree years ago Dubnik, 35, founded Forum Communications, a full-service strategic marketing agency. It has grown to include six full-time employees and has worked with nearly 100 unique clients across more than 50 different industries.

“My family taught me the importance of giving back at a very young age, a lesson I have carried with me throughout my career,” Dubnik told the newspaper.

A 1999 graduate of Gainesville High School, Dubnik received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Georgia and was in the first class of the Leonard Leadership Scholars from Terry College of Business. She went on to earn master’s degrees in business administration and health administration at Georgia State University.

According to the monthly newspaper, it organized the “40 Under 40” event “as a means to highlight the promising talent in the six counties of the north Atlanta area.” Candidates were selected by the chambers of commerce from the counties the Post covers (Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall), with the greater business community selecting others. The paper’s staff chose 40 winners for making an impact in their communities and businesses.

Additional winners from Hall County businesses included Brett Fowler, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance; Morgan House, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue; and Philip Wilheit Jr., Wilheit Packaging.